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A violent verbal assault or outburst:
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  1. A violent verbal assault or outburst:
  2. The violent effect of such an explosion, consisting of a wave of increased atmospheric pressure followed immediately by a wave of decreased pressure.
  3. A strong, artificially created jet of air, steam, exhaust gases, etc.
(Slang) A sense of excitement; a thrill:
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  1. (Slang) A sense of excitement; a thrill:
  2. (Informal) A sudden burst of action:
  3. (Slang) The act or an instance of sexual intercourse
The act of exploding.
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  1. The act of exploding.
  2. An explosion.
A sudden, forceful action; spurt
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  1. A sudden, forceful action; spurt
  2. The result of bursting, especially the explosion of a projectile or bomb on impact or in the air.
  3. An abrupt, intense increase; a rush:
Elimination of net electric charge from a charged body.
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  1. Elimination of net electric charge from a charged body.
  2. The conversion of chemical energy to electric energy within a storage battery.
  3. A flow of electric current across a gap, as in a spark or arc
(Geology) A sandy depression in a sand dune ecosystem caused by the removal of sediments by wind.
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  1. (Geology) A sandy depression in a sand dune ecosystem caused by the removal of sediments by wind.
  2. The cleaning of the flues of a boiler from scale, etc., by a blast of steam.
  3. (Australia) an extreme and unexpected increase in costs, such as in government estimates for a project.
(Informal) An angry or hysterical outburst
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  1. (Informal) An angry or hysterical outburst
  2. An explosion.
  3. An enlarged photograph
A violent shaking; agitation; shock, as from impact
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  1. A violent shaking; agitation; shock, as from impact
  2. (Med.) A condition of impaired functioning of some organ, esp. the brain, as a result of a violent blow or impact
  3. An injury to an organ, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow and followed by a temporary or prolonged loss of function.
A sudden, often violent outburst.
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  1. A sudden, often violent outburst.
  2. The act or process of erupting.
  3. The release of gas, ash, molten materials, or hot water into the atmosphere or onto the Earth's surface from a volcano or other opening in the Earth's surface.
A method of medical diagnosis in which various areas of the body, especially the chest, back, and abdomen, are tapped to determine by resonance the condition of internal organs.
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  1. A method of medical diagnosis in which various areas of the body, especially the chest, back, and abdomen, are tapped to determine by resonance the condition of internal organs.
  2. The shock, vibration, etc. resulting from this
  3. (Music) The section of a band or orchestra composed of percussion instruments.
The act or process of burning
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  1. The act or process of burning
  2. A chemical change, especially through the rapid combination of a substance with oxygen, producing heat and, usually, light.
  3. Violent anger or agitation:
  1. A sudden, violent expression of emotion or activity
  2. A sudden release, as of feeling, energy, noise, etc.
  3. A sudden, violent display, as of activity or emotion:
The application of heat to harden or glaze pottery
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  1. The application of heat to harden or glaze pottery
  2. The process of applying fire or heat, as in the hardening or glazing of ceramics.
  3. The stoking of a fire, furnace, etc.
  1. The initiation of combustion.
  2. The system for doing this; often, specif., its key-operated switch
  3. A system for activating combustion in a combustion engine.
The backward escape of gases or cartridge fragments when a gun is fired.
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  1. The backward escape of gases or cartridge fragments when a gun is fired.
  2. A premature ignition of fuel or an explosion of unburned exhaust gases in an internal-combustion engine, sometimes preventing the completion of the compression stroke and reversing the direction of the piston
  3. A fire started to stop an advancing prairie fire or forest fire by creating a burned area in its path
That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.
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  1. That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.
  2. The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.
A frozen confection consisting of ice cream or flavored ice on the end of a small stick
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  1. A frozen confection consisting of ice cream or flavored ice on the end of a small stick
  2. (Colloquial) Affectionate form of father.
  3. (Baseball) A pop fly.
A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
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  1. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
  2. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
  3. An explosive noise:
(Slang) A highly exciting or pleasurable experience or event, such as a big party.
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  1. (Slang) A highly exciting or pleasurable experience or event, such as a big party.
  2. A sudden loud sound, especially one produced by a stream of forced air:
  3. A charge of explosive causing this
(Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
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  1. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
  2. A moment; an instant:
  3. A sharp snapping sound, such as the report of a firearm.
The sound of a sudden rush of air or gas, as through a trumpet
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  1. The sound of a sudden rush of air or gas, as through a trumpet
  2. The steady current of air forced into a blast furnace
  3. A violent verbal assault or outburst:
(Geology) A sandy depression in a sand dune ecosystem caused by the removal of sediments by wind.
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  1. (Geology) A sandy depression in a sand dune ecosystem caused by the removal of sediments by wind.
  2. A social function, especially one with large quantities of food
  3. The cleaning of the flues of a boiler from scale, etc., by a blast of steam.
An outburst of temper.
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  1. An outburst of temper.
  2. An explosion.
  3. (Informal) An angry or hysterical outburst
A volley of bullets fired from an automatic weapon:
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  1. A volley of bullets fired from an automatic weapon:
  2. The result of bursting, especially the explosion of a projectile or bomb on impact or in the air.
  3. An abrupt, intense increase; a rush:
An explosion.
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  1. An explosion.
  2. The act of exploding.
That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.
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  1. That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.
  2. The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.
A sudden, often violent outburst.
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  1. A sudden, often violent outburst.
  2. An instance of erupting.
  3. A sudden outburst, as of emotion or social discontent
An insurrection or riot
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  1. An insurrection or riot
  2. A breaking out; sudden occurrence, as of disease or war
  3. A sudden increase:
  1. A sudden, violent expression of emotion or activity
  2. A sudden release, as of feeling, energy, noise, etc.
  3. A sudden, violent display, as of activity or emotion:
A fringe of hair cut short and straight across the forehead.
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  1. A fringe of hair cut short and straight across the forehead.
  2. (Slang) The act or an instance of sexual intercourse
  3. (Slang) A sense of excitement; a thrill:
A specific kind of bark used for a special purpose, as in tanning or medicine.
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  1. A specific kind of bark used for a special purpose, as in tanning or medicine.
  2. The tough outer covering of the woody stems and roots of trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. It includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium.
  3. The protective outer covering of the trunk, branches, and roots of trees and other woody plants. Bark includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium. In older trees, bark is usually divided into inner bark, consisting of living phloem, and outer bark, consisting of the periderm (the phelloderm, cork cambium, and cork) and all the tissues outside it. The outer bark is mainly dead tissue that protects the tree from heat, cold, insects, and other dangers. The appearance of bark varies according to the manner in which the periderm forms, as in broken layers or smoother rings. Bark also has lenticels, porous corky areas that allow for the exchange of water vapor and gases with the interior living tissues.
The act or sound of clapping the hands.
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  1. The act or sound of clapping the hands.
  2. Gonorrhea. Often used with the.
  3. (Obsolete) A sudden stroke of fortune, especially of bad luck.
(Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
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  1. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
  2. A slight narrow space:
  3. A sharp snapping sound, such as the report of a firearm.
(Also in plural) A popular classical music concert.
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  1. (Also in plural) A popular classical music concert.
  2. (Colloquial) Affectionate form of father.
  3. (Baseball) A pop fly.
A series of short sharp sounds, as that made by knocking on a door.
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  1. A series of short sharp sounds, as that made by knocking on a door.
A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
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  1. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
  2. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
  3. An explosive noise:
The act of producing this sound.
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  1. The act of producing this sound.
  2. The sound produced by rapid movement of a finger from the thumb tip to the base of the thumb.
  3. A small nuclear power source designed to provide electricity for satellites, remote automatic weather stations, etc.
The ability or right to approach, enter, exit, communicate with, or make use of:
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  1. The ability or right to approach, enter, exit, communicate with, or make use of:
  2. A means of approaching, entering, exiting, communicating with, or making use of:
  3. An outburst or onset:
An enlarged photograph
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  1. An enlarged photograph
  2. An outburst of temper.
  3. (Informal) An angry or hysterical outburst
The result of bursting, especially the explosion of a projectile or bomb on impact or in the air.
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  1. The result of bursting, especially the explosion of a projectile or bomb on impact or in the air.
  2. The result of a bursting; break; rupture
  3. A volley of bullets fired from an automatic weapon:
The release of gas, ash, molten materials, or hot water into the atmosphere or onto the Earth's surface from a volcano or other opening in the Earth's surface.
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  1. The release of gas, ash, molten materials, or hot water into the atmosphere or onto the Earth's surface from a volcano or other opening in the Earth's surface.
  2. The act or process of erupting.
  3. A sudden, often violent outburst.
A sharp, brief display of feeling
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  1. A sharp, brief display of feeling
  2. The state, quality, or way of being fitted:
  3. A sudden, involuntary mental experience:
A sudden outbreak of flame or light:
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  1. A sudden outbreak of flame or light:
  2. A sudden, brief outburst of anger, trouble, etc.
  3. A sudden outbreak, outburst or eruption (originally of flame, but now used more generally of any violent activity)
A sudden burst of rain, smoke, fire, sound, etc.
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  1. A sudden burst of rain, smoke, fire, sound, etc.
  2. An outburst of laughter, rage, etc.
  3. Personal taste or inclination; liking.
A sudden eruption; an outburst:
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  1. A sudden eruption; an outburst:
  2. A breaking out; sudden occurrence, as of disease or war
  3. A sudden increase:
  1. A sudden, violent expression of emotion or activity
  2. A sudden, violent display, as of activity or emotion:
  3. A sudden release, as of feeling, energy, noise, etc.
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